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Multiple Device Connection Problems On Linksys E2500

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by marcbkk, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. marcbkk

    marcbkk Reformed Router Member

    I am running a Linksys E2500 v1 Router with the latest version of Advanced Tomato installed on it. Once I have 4-5 devices connected on the 5GHz channel of the router, I am often not able to add any more wireless device connections to the router. Even by disconnecting some of the existing connected wifi devices, it doesn't seem to allow any new device connections once it locks out a particular device. Only after a reboot of the router can I connect the other devices that wouldn't connect previously.

    I don't think the router has been set with a limit in Tomato on the number of wireless device connections. So not sure what may be causing this problem. And at the moment I happen to have 6 wireless devices successfully connected to the router on 5GHz and all are running and accessing the internet without any difficulty.

    So the problem seems to be intermittent. But I tried to add a 7th wireless device connection just now, an older iPhone that runs only on the 2.4GHz band, and it won't connect to this device even though there are no other devices connected at all to the 2.4GHz channel at the moment. The other 6 connected devices are all running on the 5GHz channel.

    It basically seems there is some sort of connection problem once I have 4-6 devices connected.

    Are there perhaps any settings in the Tomato firmware I may have forgot to make, or that I should change, which would improve connection stability?


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